Developing Democratic Citizens: (Transformational) Civic Education in Times of Uncertainty

Polarization in the U.S. hit its recent zenith during and since the tenure of Donald Trump as president, and political activism hit a similar peak in the wake of the murder of George Floyd through the election of Joe Biden. Interest in civic and social action is at a level similar to that during the civil rights, women’s rights, and anti-Vietnam War movements. This interest brings with it the need for effective, adult civic education efforts. Scholars in the U.S. and Germany who work in the area of civic education discuss in this symposium multiple perspectives on the transformative possibilities for civic education and its applicability today.

Format: Symposium Session


Tetyana Hoggan-Kloubert, University of Augsburg
Chad Hoggan, North Carolina State University
Elisabeth Beck, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Sarah Surak, Salisbury College
Peter Levine, Tufts University
Session Date & Time: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT